Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Spring Chinook - Summer Steelhead - Trout             Now Showing on the McKenzie River & Middle Fork Willamette

Gary was happy to land a feisty Summer Steelhead & a fresh Spring Chinook on Tuesday's trip down the McKenzie River. Action should continue to heat up in the weeks to come through June & July. On yesterday's trout trip we landed 21 Rainbows on about 35 takes on wets & dries. Great trout fishing should also continue through the summer.

2016 SPRING-SUMMER NEWSLETTER FROM ROARING FORK GUIDE SERVICE

2016 SPRING-SUMMER NEWSLETTER FROM ROARING FORK GUIDE SERVICE

John Gross - Roaring Fork Guide Service – Newsletter – Spring/Summer - 2016

Spring Greetings Folks-

Hot Trout Action on McKenzie Opener - Leads to a Delicious Fish Fry

Hot Trout Action on McKenzie Opener - Leads to a Delicious Fish Fry

Our Short Half-Day effort proved very successful on the McKenzie River Opener for planter trout. This is a very fun option available to us throughout the summer season. All our fish were caught on flies, so this is a great way to learn and practice fly fishing. Success like this can be a great introduction for novices and certainly helps to keep the attention span of youngsters. It's just a real fun way to enjoy the river.

Western Oregon Coastal Lakes are Producing some Great Catches of Beefy-Sized Rainbow Trout

Western Oregon Coastal Lakes are Producing some Great Catches of Beefy-Sized Rainbow Trout

As we wait for Spring Chinook to arrive in better numbers on the big coastal systems including the Rogue & Umpqua Rivers, it's fun to fill the time & coolers with a mess of chunky hatchery trout that ODFW has released in a variety of scenic lakes. The migration of Springers over Willamette Falls into the Upper Willamette System has been slow due to cool water temperatures and heavy river flow rates. This could all change drastically very soon as prevailing weather patterns trend toward milder temperatures and lower rainfall.

March can be a Special Month for Winter Steelhead Fishing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

March can be a Special Month for Winter Steelhead Fishing on Oregon's Coastal Rivers

Large Winter Steelhead are often available in the Month of March. Once in a while everything comes together with dropping river levels after a freshet and even some sunshine can all cumulate into magical March memories. Meanwhile, such rivers as the Umpqua and the Columbia are among the large systems already producing the coveted Spring Chinook salmon.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing. Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

Winter Steelheading Moves into Full Swing.  Many Rivers will peak from late January through February.

The aerial displays and burning runs these fish can provide can be absolutely mind boggling. We had 1 fish take to the air no less than ten times. At times the fish was 5 feet in the air with multiple somersaults!